Education and skill development

Bridging the gap between employment and education has been one of the major challenges in the Education sector. At EPG, we’ve been involved in some of the key discussions, conducting international education research in collaboration with governments, facilitating international partnerships with Indian higher education, helping Indian edtechs develop their presence in foreign markets, connecting employers with education institutions and helping Indian universities internationalise.

Our services include:

  • Global education and skills research with governments and multilateral organisations
  • Facilitating JVs and international partnerships particularly in India
  • Helping edtechs with international business development
  • Market entry assistance and strategic communications in new markets

Projects

  • Annual Education Innovation Conferences in London and Bangalore

    We produce annual market-leading conferences in London and Bangalore each year. They bring together the policy-makers, education and technology communities in the UK, Europe, India and elsewhere.

  • Advisory for strategic acquisitions and setting up JVs

    We've acted as trusted advisors to clients in the UK and India, including assisting in the sale of a UK college through a difficult economic climate, faciliating MoUs between skill development providers and brokering JVs.

  • International advisory on setting up and growing incubators

    We've worked with DFID and other government departments and multilateral organisations, to advise how to set up and grow incubators, including in India, South Africa and Pakistan.

  • Education research featured at Davos, in The Economist and Financial Times

    We launched a major report ahead of the World Economic Forum at Davos in conjunction with the Varkey Foundation and UNESCO, analysing corporate education CSR spend by over 2,000 companies globally.

  • "Designing the optimal skills levy" launch at the UN

    Our report on Designing the Optimal Skills Pledge and Skills Levy was launched with the Education Commission at the UN General Assembly in 2016. We worked closely with government stakeholders in three countries.

  • Doing Business in India workshops

    We help UK and international education institutions understand the Indian market by organising regular trade missions, delegation visits and all-day seminars on accounting, tax and other aspects of a complex market that is India.

  • Start-up report launched by Indian Finance Minister

    Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched an EPG report citing learnings from the UK to create successful innovation ecosystem in India, with a focus on education and skills development learnings.

  • Market entry for growing edtech firm into the UK

    Assisted an online training provider with courses in AI, blockchain and big data to enter the UK market, by finding resellers and JV partners for them through dedicated business development.